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Under new regulations that came into force in April 2000, all local authorities in England must inspect land in their district for the presence of contamination.  Each local authority must publish an inspection strategy detailing how it plans to undertake this inspection in a rational, ordered and efficient manner.
 
Dealing with contaminated land is an important issue for the Council, both in terms of preventing damage to human health and the environment, and in encouraging development on brownfield sites in preference to greenfield sites.
 
You can download South Staffordshire Council's Contaminated Land Strategy below.
How to Access this Service

Residents can contact the Pollution Control Team at the following address:

 
Environmental Protection Services
South Staffordshire Council
Council Offices
Wolverhampton Road
Codsall
South Staffordshire
WV8 1PX
 
To contact a member of staff by telephone or email, please see the details below.
 
Contaminated Land Register

 

The Council has a duty to hold a register of sites, designated as contaminated land within the definition given in Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

 

The Council's register does not currently have any entries, as no land has been designated (June 2015).

Additional Requests for Information

Many house buyers are now finding that, during the conveyancing procedure, an environmental search report identifies potentially contaminated land, near their prospective home.  The Environmental Protection Section can be contacted to check their files for additional information in these circumstances.  There is a charge for this service (currently £60 non-vatable).

Service Standards

We have adopted a set of standards for the provision of this service. You can find out more about these service standards by following the link below.

Links/Forms

 

 
Main Contact

Environmental Protection Services - contaminated land

Telephone: (01902) 696000
Fax: (01902) 696222
Email: env.protection@sstaffs.gov.uk

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